Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
The beer pours a very pale yellow, almost a chunky white with a small, half finger’s width head of tiny bubbles that fizzle away slowly. The beer’s head leaves a lacing of thin sheets on the glass. In body the beer is deeply hazy and cloudy with plenty of bubbles racing up through the glass. On the nose, the beer smells clean and lightly wheaty with a very light hint of tartness on the nose. The smell is not really overpowering, and is quite one dimensional. On the tongue, the beer tastes lightly tart with sweet bready wheat. In flavor, the beer begins as tart citric lemon/lime, which quickly moves into creamy wheat bread flavors and then wheat flakes. The finish is citric lemon tart and lively like Sprite in the mouth with and the aftertaste is light to non-existent with just a touch of wheat flakes. In the mouth, the beer feels light in body with prickly, soda-like carbonation that scrubs the tongue. The mouth is left full of acid neutralizing saliva and a light tingle from the carbonation. Overall, this is a nice light beer that is thirst quenching, but begging for a syrup or something to be added to it. This is a beautiful canvas beer to be experimented with, and is refreshing to drink, but rather one dimensional. I think it is great that they are recreating this style with historical accuracy, but personally, I think this beer needs something to add some zing to the taste. A great beer to add things too.
05-27-2013 00:15:42 | More by Maxwell
4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
ST: Pint poured into a weizen glass.
A: Pale and cloudy with a nice white head.
S: Banana, clove, stone.
T: Sour, mineral, banana, some sweet fruit, nice wheat.
M: Medium, dry, elegant.
O: What an interesting beer. The sour notes and minerality are lively and enjoyable.
05-25-2013 20:29:17 | More by ianjsullivan
3.83/5 rDev -6.8%
500ml bottle served in a tulip glass. No freshness date.
Appearance: Pours a pale straw yellow color with 2 fingers of a white soapy head. Very effervescent. Body is very hazy with lots of visible carbonation streaming throughout.
Smell: Clove, spice, lemon peel, apple and some lactic character
Taste: Wheat, clove, banana, pear, light funk. Sourness is low.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Carbonation is relatively high, but the wheat helps soften the mouthfeel a bit.
Overall: Good, but not amazing. While it's not completely true to style it's one of the better easily available Berliner options out there.
05-19-2013 04:59:11 | More by Jonada
4.23/5 rDev +2.9%
A: Popped the bottle and noticed a slight pellicle around the bottle opening. Typical of sours, but not necessarily Berliners. A few moments later and this beer decided it was time to gush. Very pale pastel yellow in color. Almost white. Forms an enormous, very bubbly, white head that eventually reduces down to not very much. No lacing.
S: Smell is fresh. Surprisingly fresh. Lemons and lemon rind. Some lactic acid and a touch of barnyard.
T: Taste is similar. Lightly sweet. Lemon. Essentially effervescent lemonade. Some lactic acid with a bit of earthiness on the finish. Light wheat character. Not overly complex. Quite simplistic actually, but also a very clean and refreshing tartness.
M: Lighter bodied. Heavy carbonation gives a prickly mouthfeel. Light tartness. Non-existent bitterness.
O: I can't say I've ever had a Berliner Weisse in Germany, so while I can't vouch for the authenticity of this beer, I can say this is about as spot on a Berliner as I could imagine. Tart, but not sour, with a strong lemony taste. Well done.
05-06-2013 02:09:30 | More by Florida9
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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